New European territorial challenges and regional policy: Annual Review of Regional Policy in Europe: EoRPA Paper 16/1 prepared for the 37th meeting of the EoRPA Regional Policy Research Consortium at Ross Priory, Loch Lomondside, 2-4 October 2016.

Sara Davies, Irene McMaster, Heidi Vironen, Martin Ferry, Philip Vernon

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Regional development and the regional policy context in Europe have been shaped by macro-level forces in 2015-16 including: the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, the refugee/migration crisis, the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU, and environmental/climate change.
Following the introduction of new EU Cohesion policy and EU regional aid frameworks in 2014-15, which set EU-related maps and funding arrangements until 2020, the main changes in 2015-16 have been driven by national/regional decisions to re-shape objectives, maps, budgets, instruments and institutional frameworks to meet domestic circumstances and political needs.
This report provides a comparative overview of the current situation of regional policies in 30 European countries, as well as a review of changes in 2015-16.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2016
Event37th Annual EoRPA Conference - Ross Priory, Loch Lomondside, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Oct 20164 Oct 2016
Conference number: 37


Conference37th Annual EoRPA Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • EoRPA
  • territorial challenges
  • annual review

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